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BUCK KNIFE

BUCK KNIFE

Buck Knife was a Rebel soldier
Survived the Gettysburg attack
But the townsfolk doubted Buck Knife
A veteran no one welcomed back

Oh, Buck Knife was a dreamer
We never wanted him around
The sounds of closing shops and windows
Greeted him when he came to town

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Buck Knife was a hard man – hard as 16 tons
Fightin’ in the badlands – waitin’ on the sun
Buck Knife’s had a rough time – diggin’ in the shit
He fought for his country – underneath Hell’s lid

Buck Knife fought in a battalion
With many young men from his holler
But when he came home from the war alone
They thought he ran off with no honor

That Buck Knife always is a-drinking
His indignation’s insincere
His lies about the war are gettin’ old
And now we’ve had it up to here

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Buck Knife had a hard time, back from Kingdom Come
When he brought home ruin, his song stayed unsung
Buck Knife’s was a shunned man, and he’s seen some shit
Time to pay the piper – for liftin’ up Hell’s lid

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A drunken Buck Knife came to town
Firin’ his guns up in the air
Four vigilantes rushed toward Buck Knife
Four bullets ended his despair

The next day came a Rebel general
Lookin’ around for Private Buck Knife
“I have some medals for his chest today
He saved many a soldier’s life
You must be very proud of Buck Knife”

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Buck Knife was a hard man – hard as 16 tons
Fightin’ in the badlands – waitin’ on the sun
Buck Knife’s had a rough time – diggin’ in the shit
He fought for his country – underneath Hell’s lid

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